The table below looks at the statistics for REST skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited REST over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 116 119 173
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +54
Contract jobs citing REST 87 110 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.50% 1.54% 0.70%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.05% 5.22% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 83 47
Average daily rate
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£400 £438 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £328 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £343 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.48% -8.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £46.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-27.06% +10.84%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1722 2109 2168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.68% 29.49% 27.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1298 1597 1661
Average daily rate £421 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 10
Average hourly rate £45.00 £31.49 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.92% -6.01%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

REST
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing REST across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

REST Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

REST
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing REST across the City of London region.

REST Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

REST
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing REST across the City of London region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

REST Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

REST
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing REST across the City of London region.

REST Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing REST also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited REST.

1 120 (58.25%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (44.17%) Java
3 82 (39.81%) Web Services
4 81 (39.32%) SOAP
5 77 (37.38%) JavaScript
5 77 (37.38%) HTML
6 63 (30.58%) TDD
7 62 (30.10%) Scrum
8 60 (29.13%) XML
9 55 (26.70%) CSS
10 52 (25.24%) JSON
11 48 (23.30%) .NET
12 47 (22.82%) C#
13 44 (21.36%) BDD
14 41 (19.90%) OO
15 37 (17.96%) SQL
15 37 (17.96%) SOA
15 37 (17.96%) HTTP
15 37 (17.96%) jQuery
16 36 (17.48%) Continuous Integration
17 34 (16.50%) SQL Server
18 33 (16.02%) Ajax
19 32 (15.53%) Finance
20 31 (15.05%) Subversion
21 30 (14.56%) MVC
22 29 (14.08%) Linux
23 28 (13.59%) JMS
23 28 (13.59%) HTML5
24 27 (13.11%) Git (software)
24 27 (13.11%) ASP.NET

REST
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing REST also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited REST. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (5.83%) WebSphere
2 10 (4.85%) WebLogic
3 9 (4.37%) Node.js
4 7 (3.40%) IIS
5 6 (2.91%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.43%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.94%) Apache
7 4 (1.94%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.46%) TIBCO EMS
8 3 (1.46%) ArcGIS
8 3 (1.46%) CMS
9 2 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.97%) FileNet
9 2 (0.97%) ColdFusion
9 2 (0.97%) nginx
9 2 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.97%) Joomla!
9 2 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.49%) Gunicorn
Applications
1 6 (2.91%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.94%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.46%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.46%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.97%) MS Office
5 1 (0.49%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 2 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.49%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.46%) PaaS
2 3 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.46%) GitHub
3 2 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.49%) SaaS
4 1 (0.49%) Force.com
4 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.49%) Heroku
4 1 (0.49%) IaaS
4 1 (0.49%) Office 365
4 1 (0.49%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 37 (17.96%) HTTP
2 11 (5.34%) SSL
3 10 (4.85%) Internet
4 9 (4.37%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.94%) DNS
6 3 (1.46%) VoIP
7 2 (0.97%) BIG-IP
7 2 (0.97%) Firewall
7 2 (0.97%) FTP
8 1 (0.49%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.49%) SNMP
8 1 (0.49%) LDAP
8 1 (0.49%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (16.50%) SQL Server
2 23 (11.17%) MySQL
3 19 (9.22%) MongoDB
4 18 (8.74%) Relational Database
5 14 (6.80%) NoSQL
6 9 (4.37%) Oracle Database
7 8 (3.88%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (3.88%) SQLite
7 8 (3.88%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (3.40%) Neo4j
9 6 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (2.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (2.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (0.97%) Text Mining
13 2 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.97%) MS Access
13 2 (0.97%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 31 (15.05%) Subversion
2 27 (13.11%) Git (software)
3 15 (7.28%) Cucumber
4 12 (5.83%) JUnit
4 12 (5.83%) Jenkins
5 11 (5.34%) Visual Studio
6 9 (4.37%) Eclipse
7 8 (3.88%) JIRA
8 7 (3.40%) Selenium
9 6 (2.91%) Maven
9 6 (2.91%) SpecFlow
9 6 (2.91%) SoapUI
9 6 (2.91%) Capybara
9 6 (2.91%) Jasmine
10 5 (2.43%) Robotium
10 5 (2.43%) IntelliJ
10 5 (2.43%) Calabash
10 5 (2.43%) Grunt
11 4 (1.94%) Sinon.JS
11 4 (1.94%) Sublime Text
General
1 32 (15.53%) Finance
2 20 (9.71%) Banking
3 12 (5.83%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.40%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.91%) Front Office
6 5 (2.43%) Games
7 4 (1.94%) Back Office
8 3 (1.46%) Marketing
8 3 (1.46%) Publishing
8 3 (1.46%) Retail
9 2 (0.97%) Legal
9 2 (0.97%) Advertising
9 2 (0.97%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.49%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.49%) Law
10 1 (0.49%) Billing
Job Titles
1 135 (65.53%) Developer
2 32 (15.53%) Java Developer
3 27 (13.11%) Senior Developer
4 24 (11.65%) Architect
5 19 (9.22%) .NET Developer
6 15 (7.28%) Lead Developer
7 13 (6.31%) Web Developer
8 12 (5.83%) Software Engineer
9 11 (5.34%) iOS Developer
9 11 (5.34%) Analyst
10 8 (3.88%) Senior .NET Developer
10 8 (3.88%) C# Developer
10 8 (3.88%) PHP Developer
11 6 (2.91%) Integration Engineer
11 6 (2.91%) Android Developer
12 5 (2.43%) Mobile Developer
12 5 (2.43%) C# .NET Developer
12 5 (2.43%) UI Developer
12 5 (2.43%) Test Analyst
12 5 (2.43%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (39.81%) Web Services
2 81 (39.32%) SOAP
3 77 (37.38%) HTML
4 60 (29.13%) XML
5 55 (26.70%) CSS
6 52 (25.24%) JSON
7 48 (23.30%) .NET
8 37 (17.96%) jQuery
9 33 (16.02%) Ajax
10 28 (13.59%) JMS
10 28 (13.59%) HTML5
11 27 (13.11%) ASP.NET
12 24 (11.65%) WCF
13 22 (10.68%) Spring
14 19 (9.22%) Middleware
15 18 (8.74%) Java EE
16 17 (8.25%) CSS3
16 17 (8.25%) J2EE
17 16 (7.77%) AngularJS
18 15 (7.28%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.22%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (8.74%) Open Source
3 16 (7.77%) Mobile App
3 16 (7.77%) User Experience
4 8 (3.88%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.40%) Data Integration
6 5 (2.43%) Visualisation
7 4 (1.94%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.94%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.46%) Hedge funds
8 3 (1.46%) Social Media
8 3 (1.46%) Taxonomies
8 3 (1.46%) Online Banking
8 3 (1.46%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.97%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.97%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.97%) iPhone
9 2 (0.97%) Life Science
10 1 (0.49%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 29 (14.08%) Linux
2 21 (10.19%) Apple iOS
3 20 (9.71%) UNIX
4 19 (9.22%) Android
5 17 (8.25%) Windows
6 9 (4.37%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.94%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.97%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.97%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (0.49%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (58.25%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (30.58%) TDD
3 62 (30.10%) Scrum
4 44 (21.36%) BDD
5 41 (19.90%) OO
6 37 (17.96%) SOA
7 36 (17.48%) Continuous Integration
8 30 (14.56%) MVC
9 26 (12.62%) Web Development
10 24 (11.65%) Software Engineering
11 17 (8.25%) Unit Testing
12 16 (7.77%) E-Commerce
12 16 (7.77%) UML
13 15 (7.28%) Configuration Management
14 14 (6.80%) ITIL
15 13 (6.31%) TOGAF
15 13 (6.31%) iOS Development
16 12 (5.83%) SysML
16 12 (5.83%) Kanban
17 10 (4.85%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 91 (44.17%) Java
2 77 (37.38%) JavaScript
3 47 (22.82%) C#
4 37 (17.96%) SQL
5 22 (10.68%) Ruby
6 20 (9.71%) PHP
7 10 (4.85%) Python
8 9 (4.37%) Scala
8 9 (4.37%) C++
8 9 (4.37%) C
9 8 (3.88%) Perl
10 7 (3.40%) PL/SQL
10 7 (3.40%) Objective-C
11 5 (2.43%) Groovy
12 4 (1.94%) VB.NET
12 4 (1.94%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.46%) XPath
13 3 (1.46%) XQuery
13 3 (1.46%) ActionScript
14 2 (0.97%) XAML
Qualifications
1 15 (7.28%) Security Cleared
2 14 (6.80%) Degree
3 7 (3.40%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.94%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.97%) ISEB
5 2 (0.97%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (0.97%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (12.14%) QA
2 1 (0.49%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (0.49%) VirtualBox
1 1 (0.49%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.49%) HDFS
1 1 (0.49%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5 (2.43%) Puppet
2 3 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.97%) Control-M
4 1 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.49%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.49%) Nagios
4 1 (0.49%) WMI
4 1 (0.49%) StatsD
4 1 (0.49%) Ansible
4 1 (0.49%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 20 (9.71%) Oracle
2 16 (7.77%) Microsoft
3 15 (7.28%) JBoss
4 12 (5.83%) IBM
5 7 (3.40%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (2.91%) Apple
7 5 (2.43%) Adobe
7 5 (2.43%) TIBCO
7 5 (2.43%) Google
8 4 (1.94%) Sybase
9 3 (1.46%) Splunk
9 3 (1.46%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.46%) ESRI
10 2 (0.97%) Nintex
10 2 (0.97%) RedDot
10 2 (0.97%) Informatica
10 2 (0.97%) Cerillion
10 2 (0.97%) StreamServe
10 2 (0.97%) F5
10 2 (0.97%) Talend
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